NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Government Relations

Chicago, Detroit and Flint Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

As part of its multi-year, ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding the public in and around the cities of Chicago, as well as Detroit and Flint, Mich., that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases. Billboard advertisements for the […]

U.S. House Passes Pro-Sportsmen SHARE Act

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. “The SHARE Act will help ensure that our nation’s outdoor traditions are preserved, protected and promoted. This […]

NSSF Hails Introduction of Sportsmen’s Access Legislation

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) this week introduced H.R. 3962, Making Public Lands Public, a bill to expand and enhance access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) strongly supports this legislation and the key work of Congressman Daines on its behalf. This important legislation would dedicate a […]

Virginia House Passes Sunday Hunting

Sportsmen in Virginia saw a major victory today with the passage of House Bill 1237, which repeals the ban on Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner. Yesterday, opponents of Sunday Hunting tried to amend the bill to a local county option, but fortunately that amendment was defeated and today the […]

NSSF and SAAMI’s Challenge to California Microstamping Law

Manufacturers Now Acting; Second Amendment Rights Are in the Balance It was inevitable given the unconstitutional and unworkable governmental overreach now under way in the State of California.  Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co., two of the most recognized names in American firearms manufacturing, have confirmed that they are being forced to stop […]

Harvey Weinstein Brings Hollywood Hypocrisy to New Heights

If you’ve grown tired of hearing from the mainstream media how bad guns and the gun industry are for the country, there’s good news: Soon you’ll be able to pay $12 and eat stale popcorn, drink overpriced soda and watch a full length feature movie about how bad guns and the gun industry are for […]

Of a Judge’s Ruling, Police Chief’s Words and Professor’s Research: Developments of Note in the First Days of 2014

In the first full week of 2014 we are seeing some very interesting developments involving the Second Amendment rights of American citizens and the firearms industry that strives to serve them. First, from Chicago on Monday came the ruling from Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois […]

NSSF, SAAMI Seek to Invalidate Unworkable Microstamping Law

NSSF and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) today filed a lawsuit on behalf of their members against the State of California in Fresno Superior Court challenging the state’s microstamping law. NSSF and SAAMI seek to invalidate and enjoin enforcement of provisions of state law enacted in 2007, but not made effective until May 2013, […]

Federal Court Decision Affirms Both Citizens’ Right to Buy Firearms and Lawful Commerce

In striking down the City of Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning the sales of firearms within city limits, U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang in his ruling released Monday provided important recognition that the right of Americans to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment also necessitates that they have the right to acquire […]

Americans Don’t Think ‘Universal Background Checks’ Extension for Gun Shows Are Needed, National Poll Finds

Only four out of ten Americans support so-called “universal background checks” at gun shows after being informed that the vast majority of firearms sales at these shows are transacted by licensed retailers that already conduct such checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as required by federal law. The poll results stand […]